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obama here at the united nations general assembly. so while he ignored questions about the israeli palestinian peace process, for instance, as he left the u.n. building earlier, he was happy to stop and talk about the hikers. listen. >> wonderful news about the hikers. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families and those moms who we have been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> other officials also talked about those sort of happy sentiments but also reminded us all, shep, that the iranians should never have arrested the two plus the woman, share shourd who was released a year ago in the first place, that iranian behavior was unacceptable in holding them for so long and reminding us that those two men, in effect, lost two years of their lives in an iranian prison. shep? >> back to the question of timing. it seems obvious there are no coincidences here. >> no coincidence at all that this release comes just a day before president mahmoud ahmadis due to addressed u.n. general assembly. look for his chief of staff that this was an act of
courtroom. but first, tuesday night, intense action at the united nations where world leaders have gathered for the general assembly. tops on the agenda, libya. and what to do. the head of the rebel transitional council addressed members days after the u.n. voted to take libya's official seat. as the country's pre-gadhafi flag flew outside the building, the council leader told members his nation has returned to the international community. president obama among those who welcomed them back. >> to the libyan people, this is your chance and today the world is saying with one unmistakable voice, we will stand with you as you seize this moment of promise, as you reach for the freedom, the dignity, and the opportunity that you deserve. >> shep: but even as president obama spoke, moammar gadhafi's shadow hovered over the proceedings. his spokesman said gadhafi has enough weapons to fight for years and that he's willing to do it. important to note here, this is not the only significant event unfolding at the u.n. far from it. there is also the looming matter of the palestinian's request for formal
bush the devil at the united nations in 0. but this year he didn't make the general assembly meeting. steve harrigan has more. even though he denies the report, it is clear he's not out of the woods yet. >> certainly, shepherd. he spent most of the day denying reports that his kidneys were failing. he started at dawn with a phone call can into state television denying those reports and later had himself filmed playing baseball. at 57 years old, he's just undergone four chemotherapy treatments in cuba. this after surgery in cuba. he does say he will beat his undisclosed form of cancer and the man who has been in charge of venezuela for 13 years says he'll run for another six years next year. shepherd. >> shep: chavez ace health is a big concern in the u.s. for, like everything else, because of oil. >> that's right. it's really a split. on the one hand you have one of the harshest critics of the u.s. and a encloses ally of iran. but at the same time his country supplies 14% of the u.s. oil. so it's a real split there. the real concern is what would happen if hugo chavez were suddenly r
sanctions make the violence worse. strange to the general assembly and one unlikely to cut any ice with u.s. officials who are still pushing for much stronger sanctions from the united nations security council, trace. >> "the fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt live in the newsroom. a court decisions striking down part of president obama wants health care overhaul will likely end up before the u.s. supreme court. this after the obama administration opted not to pursue it before a federal appeals court. at issue is a ruling in favor of 26 states which had sued claiming the government cannot legally force americans to buy insurance. the white house says the law protects taxpayers from footing the bill for the uninsured. if the case goes to the supreme court, a decision could come during the 2012 presidential campaign. well, there is new fallout today from the stunning collapse of a government-backed solar energy company which could force taxpayers to pick up a half billion dollars tab. we are now hearing about who else solyndra mayo money to. you will recall the company announce
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